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Welcome to the Alberta Teachers’ Association Specialist Council event page for the 2021/2022 school year.  These events are sponsored by the 21 specialist councils of the Alberta Teachers’ Association. All active teachers in the ATA are entitled to one no-cost Specialist Council membership and can subscribe to as many other councils as they like.  To join a council, members can click on https://bit.ly/SpecialistCouncilJoin.

To find more about any of the events, you can click on the event and follow the subsequent link.
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Global, Environmental & Outdoor Education Council (GEOEC)

The Global, Environmental and Outdoor Education Council (GEOEC)’s mission is to provide resources and venues for dialogue and networking, as well as to promote quality professional development for Alberta teachers in the areas of global, environmental and outdoor education.

The Global, Environmental & Outdoor Education Council (GEOEC) seeks to promote involvement in quality environmental and outdoor education.

The GEOEC acts as a vehicle for professional development and communication by helping teachers to incorporate environmental and outdoor education into their regular teaching activities. Because of the nature of the field of study, the Council also networks with other provincial organizations with similar environmental concerns.

At the hands-on level, the GEOEC sponsors a variety of activities and workshops (enviroshops) designed to increase and promote appreciation, respect and regard for the environment. The Council also sponsors an annual conference featuring a blend of indoor and outdoor activities that emphasize practical information and application.

Who We Are
GEOEC is one of over twenty specialist councils of the Alberta Teachers’ Association. GEOEC is your resource for teaching in the area of global, environmental and outdoor education. Become a member, take part in our conference and workshops, receive teaching ideas and information, and bring environmental education into your classroom. You can stay involved and be part of our community by following us on social media. We are educators interested in promoting global, environmental and outdoor education.

About Our Executive
Our volunteer executive is elected at an annual general meeting. Information on executive positions can be found on our website. All individuals interested in global and environmental issues in relation to education are urged to contact us.

Benefits of Membership
GEOEC offers
• a regularly updated website,
• provincewide workshops,
• teacher resources to support new curricular initiatives,
• professional development opportunities,
• the opportunity to network and form partnerships with like-minded groups,
• awards of recognition in three categories,
• support for research on topics related to global, environmental and outdoor education, and
• leadership opportunities for Alberta teachers to develop and share their knowledge, skills and experiences.

To Which Region Will You Belong?
†Calgary (and area)
†Edmonton (and area)
†Northwest (Grande Prairie and area)
†Southern (Lethbridge and area)

The GEOEC publishes the Connections newsletter.